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Rebecca McGee Tuck

About the Artist

Rebecca McGee Tuck is a fiber artist, a sculptor and a collector of lost objects. After a 25 year hiatus from art school to raise her family, Tuck earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2019. Her work is a visual narrative of what she accumulates from a throw away society and as a result she gives new life to what others discard. Tuck has shown her work in multiple juried shows throughout New England including the Fitchburg Art Museum, The Attleboro Arts Museum and the Boston Sculptors Gallery. She recently won the Present Tense Award from ArtsWorcester which recognizes an artist whose work exemplifies new practices, artistic risk-taking, and excellence in execution. Tuck works among her menagerie of debris from her studio at the Mill Contemporary Art Studios in Framingham Massachusetts.

About Artist’s Work:

I am a sculptor, a storyteller and a collector of lost objects. My work is inspired by the bits and fragments of land and sea debris that I gather. Every object that I pick up has energy like an emotional artifact that embodies a relation to an action, a person or an intriguing unknown. The depth and textures that are built up through sculptural experiments, become a layered narrative. On the surface, the objects within may only be unwanted debris, but the sculptural outcome that is composed is a multilayered storyline of what was left behind. With her most recent work Tuck intends to raise awareness of the abuse that the oceans face by transforming pieces of marine debris into works of art and symbols of hope, calling attention to the consequences of polluting our oceans and encouraging a new commitment to action.

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